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COVID-19 Response

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to present unprecedented challenges, Vancouver nonprofits are on the front lines helping to support the most vulnerable in our society.

Current and alumni Investees of SVP Vancouver are no exception. They are working tirelessly to continue to provide services to at-risk children and youth across Metro Vancouver and throughout the province. Periodic school closures, business shutdowns, and the economic downturn that have resulted from necessary quarantine, isolation, and physical distancing measures put vulnerable children at even greater risk.

These impacts also affect the ability of nonprofits to secure funding streams that are vital to keeping their staff employed and their operations afloat. In some cases, the very survival of their organizations is at stake.

SVP Vancouver is committed to doing everything possible to support our Investees and the nonprofit community.

 

HOW WE’RE SUPPORTING INVESTEES

 

FUNDING

SVP Vancouver remains committed to our model of providing nimble, unrestricted funding that enables nonprofits to adapt to changing needs and will meet all of our financial commitments to our current Investees.

 

VIRTUAL FORUM DISCUSSIONS

SVP is organizing regular informal virtual forums for Investee executive directors and staff so that they can share their experiences and responses to COVID-19. We are also reaching out regularly on a one-to-one basis to offer direct support as needed.

 

WEBINARS

Many Investees continue to reinvent their fundraising activities, administration, operations, and services in an effort to adapt to the ever-changing realities of Covid-19. As issues arise, we are responding with webinars (led by staff and Partners) designed to provide direct, actionable knowledge and support.

 

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

SVP is coordinating with other community partners in Vancouver to ensure that the nonprofit community is supported to the fullest extent possible. We will continue to connect Investees with each other and with SVP Partners so that collectively we can innovate, adapt, and move forward in our mission to support the well-being of vulnerable children and youth.

 

By working together, we can reinforce a sense of community and solidarity and pool our collective insights to help each other find resources and solutions for the challenges that lie ahead.